Spaghetti with Yellow Tomatoes, Colatura, and Vacche Rosse Cheese

Who said that fish and cheese don’t go together in the Italian kitchen? We joined forces with our friend Chef Silvia of La Rina to prove this prejudice about Italian food traditions totally wrong. The umami bombs Anchovy Colatura and Vacche Rosse Cheese are a match made in heaven. Add Yellow Tomatoes from Cilento and…

Eggplant Parmigiana

No matter how steaming hot summer days can get, nothing honors the queen of summer, eggplant, like a homemade tray of Melanzane alla Parmigiana. YES, we do fry in real extra virgin olive oil and YES, we do make our tomato sauce with San Marzano tomatoes!

Candele alla Genovese

Decadent, sweet, and rich: it’s Candele alla Genovese time. And don’t let the name fool you: Genovese is uncompromisingly Neapolitan! Genovese is a beef braised sauce usually prepared “in bianco” (without tomato), where the copious amount of onions – one of the main ingredients in this recipe – gives the moisture necessary for a long, …

Fagioli all’Uccelletto

Beans, extra virgin olive oil, tomatoes, and sage. This simple combination of ingredients represents one of the most iconic dishes of Cucina Povera. Pellegrino Artusi wrote in his La scienza in cucina e l’arte di mangiar bene in 1891 how easy it was to come across this meal around kitchens and restaurants in Firenze. Explaining…

The Best Pesto Genovese

This is the official recipe for the one and only Pesto Genovese. We learned this recipe from The Pesto King himself, Roberto Panizza, who created the World Pesto Championship. He’s the guy who makes our unparalleled fresh Pesto Genovese, the ready-to-eat version. Roberto believes that Pesto Genovese is not an exact science, you can adjust…

Hummus Bottarga

This recipe is the glorious tahini-less bottarga hummus that we make every summer. We are kind of obsessed with it.  We first learned this recipe from the wonderful Stefania Barzini. Stefania, thank you for introducing us and all of our friends to the chickpea + bottarga combination: this recipe is facilissima e buonissima, so simple…

Bean Stew

“Healthy comfort food” isn’t necessarily an oxymoron. Trust us: this bean and vegetable stew is anything but a penance. It’s a creamy and tasty soup that can be declined year-round using seasonal vegetables, and it’s a great way to empty your crisper drawer when your veggies are about to wilt. So how does an uninspiring…

Olive Oil Cake

Fresh and moist, with a touch of citrus. The best recipe for olive oil cake needs to follow exclusively one rule: use real, high-quality extra virgin olive oil and all its aromas will shine beautifully. We used Pianogrillo EVOO from Ragusa, Sicily for a fruity, rich result that pairs marvelously with the orangy notes. We…

Caffè Leccese: iced coffee with almond milk

This one is a real treat. A summer coffee preparation traditional to Puglia, that became popular in every Italian coffee shop. It’s a mix between iced coffee and affogato, featuring the luscious addition of homemade almond milk. A sweet, satisfying, perfect break for a hot afternoon!

Shakerato Giamaica Coffee

Shakerato is the Italian alternative to your afternoon iced coffee. It is round, low in acidity, and so refreshing. Simone Frasi, the master roaster of Giamaica caffè, takes his shakerato rigorously without sugar and loves to serve it in a martini cocktail glass. Don’t be fooled. You don’t need a fancy shaker to make this…